Synopses & Reviews
This revised edition of a modern classic remains faithful to the vision of the late Inge Bell - to encourage students to educate themselves by calling their attention to the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities presented by college and university life - the total university experience.
The revision has been undertaken by a team of college students under the direction of Bernard McGrane. This participatory venture transmits to the reader the same sense of participation and excitement.
Revised by a team of college students under the direction of Bernard McGrane, this edition of an underground classic marks out new territory in college participatory education. Its purpose remains the same: to encourage students to educate themselves by calling their attention to the college experience as a whole: the personal, social, intellectual, and spiritual demands and opportunities presented by college life. In a personable and refreshingly straightforward style, Bell and McGrane's critical discussion of academic life distinguishes between learning the institutional rules of higher education and internalizing those rules, demystifies professors and teaching assistants by discussing their institutional roles and incentives, and invites students to take responsibility for - and make the most of - their educational experiences.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-312) and index.
Table of Contents
Grades : can you perform without the pressure? -- Support your local teacher, or, The care and feeding of professors -- An academic question -- Everybody hates to write -- Wisdom and knowledge -- Pursuing wisdom in the academy -- Adventures in desocialization -- Media me -- Students, media mythology, and making a difference -- The painful avenues of upward mobility -- The career : friend or foe? -- Love -- Trouble with parents -- Graduation, what they forgot to mention -- Directing your own development.